RIETI Report August 2004

RIETI Website Renewal

Greetings from RIETI

On August 1, 2004, the RIETI website underwent a complete renewal. The design and layout have been overhauled to improve navigation of the website, making searching for and accessing contents easier and faster than before. Of particular note is the appearance of RIETI's six "Major Common Themes" on the top page and clicking on these links will take you straight to the relevant field of RIETI research. We urge you to acquaint yourself with the new website, and hope you find great pleasure in using it, making the RIETI website your portal to Japanese policy. (DC)

Major Common Themes

I. Comprehensive Appraisal of "Lost Decade"
Comprehensive Macro- and Micro-Economic Appraisal of Gains and Losses of the 10 years Stagnation and Identifying New Challenges
http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/projects/mct01.html

II. New Global Imbalances in an Era of Asian Integration
Nature of New Global Imbalances - Designing adjustment policies compatible with further integration in Asia under Globalization of Trade and Finance
http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/projects/mct02.html

III. Public Debt and Economics of Ageing
Integrated Approach to Public Debt, Pensions and Health
http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/projects/mct03.html

IV. New Financial Market Architecture and Corporate Governance
New Financial Market Architecture, New Corporate Governance and Industrial Organization
http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/projects/mct04.html

V. Exploring New Systems for Innovation
http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/projects/mct05.html

VI. Strengthening Database and Model Operations
http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/projects/mct06.html

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EVENTS INFORMATION

RIETI Policy Symposium - Presentations online
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"Agricultural Policy Reform in the 21st Century - An Agricultural Strategy for Surviving WTO and FTA Negotiations"
July 28, 2004
The keynote speech delivered by Ken Ash, "New Direction of Agricultural Policy Reform," is now available for viewing online.
http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/events/04072801/info.html

For a comprehensive list of past and upcoming RIETI events, please click here

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WHAT'S NEW ON THE RIETI WEBSITE

Columns
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"The Five Mysteries of WTO Agricultural Negotiations"
by YAMASHITA Kazuhito
http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/columns/a01_0133.html

"Pitfall of Envisaged 'East Asian Economic Integration' - Implications of Expanding Imbalances in the Global Economy"
by TANIKAWA Hiroya
http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/columns/a01_0132.html

China in Transition
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"Chinese Automobile Industry Facing Overcapacity - Japanese Automakers Required to Change Their Strategy" by C.H. KWAN
http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/china/04063001.html

Fellows in the Press
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"Japan Emerges from the Shadow of Deflation"
by YOSHITOMI Masaru
Originally published in The Ekonomisuto, April 12, 2004.
http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/papers/contribution/yoshitomi/01.html

"Conflicting Thought on Eradicating Deflation"
by KOBAYASHI Keiichiro
Originally published in Nihon Keizai no Ronten.
http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/papers/contribution/kobayashi/10.html

Research & Review
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"University-Industry Collaboration and the Importance of R&D-focused Small and Medium-sized Enterprises - Their Implications on Japan's Innovation System"
by MOTOHASHI Kazuyuki
http://www.rieti.go.jp/en/papers/research-review/014.html


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